I’m a mother of 3 boys, ages 5, 10 and 13, who all attend a small progressive private school. So, now they’re 8, 13 and 16. The younger two are still at the small progressive private school, but the oldest is now a Junior at our local public high school, and that has been working out well for him.
I have a math/computer bachelor’s degree and an EECS master’s degree. I work from home as a computer scientist. I also volunteer a few hours a week in my children’s school to help out with their math program. I teach mathematical problem solving to children from 5 to 14 years old, and I coach interested older children who participate in Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle School Students, and MathCounts for Middle School students. I don’t have any formal teacher training, but I’ve been doing this for some years now and I’m getting pretty good at it. 🙂
I’m here to ramble about my experiences in this role as “math mom”.